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by Rudyard Kipling
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Reading of a short story by Kipling. While her husband is away in the plains, a young wife is carrying on a passionate affair with another man. Her husband hears rumours of what is going on, and pleads with her to drop her lover, but they simply carry on in secret, and meet down in the cemetery. They notice that a new dug grave is half full of water, and the man feels a sense of chill.........
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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Five short stories by five different writers, all with the punch line "He would, wouldn't he."
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Eugenio Amaya
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Thomas, a British expat living on the Spanish coast for almost 20 years, is suddenly threatened with the imminent demolition of his beachfront home when the local authority declares the development illegal ahead of elections. In a bid to save his house with the help of his student daughter Lisa, he uncovers a dark underbelly of political and financial corruption he never suspected existed and which will ultimately force him to make some hard choices.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play, Thriller
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by James Nestor
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In his book, "Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves", James Nestor investigates the world of freediving, both competitive and scientific. He learns how to stay underwater for extended periods; goes shark-tagging; has a close encounter with sperm whales; plunges to 2,500 feet in a DIY submarine; unveils startling facets of human physiology - most notably the extraordinary life-preserving reflexes known as the Master Switch of Life. And we learn...
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Book of the Week
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by John Mortimer
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Benedict Cumberpatch steps up as the younger Rumpole, who he manages to make wonderfully prematurely middle-aged; I cannot believe that Rumpole was ever young...... Hilda is worried about the choice of school for their son, Nicholas. Hilda wants Rumpole to become a Q.C. in order to afford a decent education for Nicholas. Claude Erskine-Brown is also trying to take silk but he's distracted by the arrival in chambers of Rumpole's new pupil, Miss Phillida Trant. Phillida assists Rumpole in the...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Ian Curteis
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Drama based on true events. February 1945. Hitler's exhausted armies are in full retreat before the triumphant advance of American and British troops from the West, and Russians from the East. It becomes imperative that Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin meet face-to-face, to decide the future shape of Europe. They meet at the tiny Russian resort of Yalta, each ready to play their hand in a high-speed game of poker, and each relying on their diplomatic and intelligence communities to deal them the...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Ian Fleming
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James Bond seems more interested in gambling at the Casino Royale than tracking down elusive SPECTRE chief Blofeld. Then he meets Tracy, emotionally disturbed daughter of mafia boss Draco. Now he has a double motive: seek and destroy Blofeld, and prevent Tracy killing herself. Impersonating a College of Arms official Bond infiltrates Blofeld's Swiss mountain-top lair. He learns that Blofeld and aide Irma Bunt are brainwashing young women. Why? Is biological warfare involved? Backed by 'M' and...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, James Bond
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by Agatha Christie
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Dramatisation of the 1958 novel. Originally broadcast in 3 parts, all three have at some stage been merged into a single file. Jacko Argyle dies in prison while serving a sentence for killing his adoptive mother Rachel Argyle. His own widow, Maureen, believed him to have been responsible. Jacko's alibi failed when police could not find the man who had given him a ride to the next town as the murder was happening. Two years later, Jacko's alibi suddenly appears and the family must come to terms...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Yuval Noah Harari;
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I think Auntie's own description sums this book up nicely: 100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Far-reaching and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human, ending with a look at what lies ahead for humankind.
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Scott Cherry
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Jackie is brought in to support self declared psychic Emma, whose 15 year old daughter has disappeared. As time goes on, only Emma still believes her daughter is alive.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Jonathan Myerson
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Dramatised account of the "summit that was not supposed to happen" between Reagan and Gorbachev in October 1986. Fascinating listening.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Saturday Play
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by Mark McShane
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A down at heel medium and her husband decide to kidnap the child of wealthy parents, then use her "powers" to discover the child. The plan works and the child is held in their house, the child believing she is in a private clinic. Then, things start to go wrong......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Play
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by Lynn Truss
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3 x 15 mins Various creatures living in a garden pond give a humorous account of what really happens in your water feature.......
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Michael Booth
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Journalist, Michael Booth embarks on a revealing and humorous journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover the secrets of their success, with  five post-cards from each of the countries which challenge the often rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. Along the way, a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of the region - it isn't always easy being Nordic.
Topics: BBC Radio, Book of the Week
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by Richard Monks
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The inquest into the death of a female soldier found drowned reveals she has been the victim of a sexual assault by a fellow soldier. Over five days we hear witness statements and the coroner must decide whether she took her own life.
Topics: BBC radio Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by James Graham
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In 2014, Scotland voted against independence from the rest of the United Kingdom. But what if the vote had gone the other way? This play imagines a meeting between (then) Prime Minister David Cameron and (then) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Amelia Bullmore
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When two boys find the body of teenager Florence Henderson hanging from a tree in a wood, they post a photo of her suspended body to Facebook - alerting police and family. Meanwhile, the annual Performance Review is keeping Craven and her team, Watende Robinson and Terry Bird , on their best behaviour - the last thing they need is a case which becomes high profile before they even get to the scene. The apparent lynching-style of the crime alarms the police. Lance Darcy, a local amateur horror...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, 15 Minute Drama
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by Tony Benn
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5 x 15 Mins Tony Benn was a long time MP, minister and diarist. Much as one may disagree or otherwise with his hard left views, there is no doubting the sincerity of his beliefs, his patriotism and his skills as a writer. In these 5 extracts from his diaries, Benn tells of his retirement from politics.
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Book of the Week
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by Deborah Davis
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In 1965, two members of the British Bridge team were caught cheating, signalling to their partner with their fingers. Both denied the claims in what became known as the "Buenos Aries Affair" for 40 years. This play tells the story.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play, Factual Drama
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by Rebecca & Jeremy Front
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5 x 15 Mins For background, see Series 1. Danielle Simmons: A TV reality star. Helen Mckee: An MI5 whistle-blower, who's holed up in a Manuellan Embassy cupboard. Rita Rayner: Part of the 50s singing group “The Rayner Sisters”. Tish Watts: A fashion guru who's spearheading a campaign to clean up the modelling business. Annabel De Lacy: An Olympic equestrian, who lives with her horse in its stable.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
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by David Ashton
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01 - A Different Path McLevy is in for an unwelcome upset to his work life in this returning series. The Chief Constable of McLevy’s Leith division has been replaced, and the new broom wants sweeping changes implemented — immediately. The incoming boss, Craddock, is full of religious fervour and does not so much instruct as preach to McLevy and his men. Worst of all, there are no shades of grey in Craddock’s world: people are either good or bad, which doesn’t bode well for McLevy’s...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Crime Drama
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by Peter O'Donnell
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Modesty Blaise started off as a 1960s strip cartoon, though was later developed into novels and three films. Modesty Blaise is a wealthy, very curvaceous young woman of a mysterious background who, although at times a criminal, also works sometimes for the British Secret Service under instructions from Sir Gerald Tarrant. In this story, the subject of the first novel, a  British agent is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Now rumours are circulating of a plot to steal a huge consignment...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, 15 Minute Theatre
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by David Seltzer
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You've seen the film, now hear this 5 part adaptation of the book, written after the film script.  Scary!!
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Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Horror
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by C S Forester
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When Marjorie finds Dorothy, her pretty young sister, lying dead with her head in the oven the obvious assumption is suicide. But the girl's mother, Mrs Clair, a tough-minded woman is not convinced. She believes that Dorothy was murdered by Marjorie's cheating husband Ted. Unable to prove her theory, Mrs Clair begins to cook up a secret, terrible revenge........ Although written in 1935, the novel from which this was adapted was "lost" and only published about 10 years ago.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Anthony Trollope
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Dramatisation of the Fifth Barset novel.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Anthony Trollope
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by Peter Regent
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A tale about an unassuming accountant who appears to be a well-travelled man of the world.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Anthony Trollope
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The second part of TRollope's Barchester series.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Anthony Trollope
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by Adam Ganz
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It's 1983 and Margaret Thatcher is awaiting her former college tutor, Nobel Prize winner Dorothy Hodgkin. However the visit will put their friendship to the test as Dorothy has a request that challenges Thatcher's political policies.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by C S Forester
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Forester is best known as the author of the Hornblower novels, but he also wrote a few thrillers. I think this one is his best. It is 1926, and the pathetic William Marble, a clerk at a city bank, is desperately short of cash and fears losing his job. One evening however, he is visited by his wealthy, newly orphaned nephew from Australia, who seems to have money to spare. Sending his wife and children to bed, Marble murders his nephew and buries the body in the back garden. Marble then uses the...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Thriller, Saturday Play
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by Winston Graham
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Winston Graham is best known as the author of the "Poldark" novels, set in 18th century Cornwall. He was the author however of a number of short stories, some about the Poldark characters, some not, and this is a BBC selection of five of his short pieces.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Anthony Trollope
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Part 1 of the BBC's dramatisation of Trollope's classical series of satirical novels.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Anthony Trollope
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by Stanley Houghton
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Radio dramatisation of a play first performed in 1912. For me, the play is the British equivalent of Ibsen's "A Doll's House", in both, women rejecting the social straitjacket of their times.  Hindle is a fictional mill town in Lancashire. The "Wakes" was the week's holiday organised by each mill town, during which all the local mills shut and the millworkers took their holiday.   In the play, Fanny Hawthorn returns home from a weekend in Blackpool (Britain's then most...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Matt Lewis
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In 1998 and newly graduated as a marine biologist, Matt Lewis got a job on the fishing boat Sudur Havid, a fishing boat making a routine trip from Cape Town into the Antarctic.   Regarded by the experienced crew as an irksome presence, Lewis saw the job as a holiday of sorts, using his scientific background to chart the various birds and fish that he encountered on his journey.   It soon became clear that the Sudur Havid was less than seaworthy, thanks both to its owners' apparent...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Martyn Hesford
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It is 1964 and the 'Carry On' films are at the height of their popularity. Kenneth Williams is taking his mother Louie out for afternoon tea to celebrate her 60th birthday. He makes sure it is in a 'select' tea room - the long defunct department store  Derry and Toms, renowned for its roof garden. But who does he bump into? None other than fellow 'Carry On' actor Charles Hawtrey and his mother Alice. Charles is meeting a director about an upcoming film, but he is being very secretive as to who...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Alan Johnson
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Please Mr Postman is the autobiography of that rare thing, a straightforward politician. Johnson ducked the opportunity to stand for leadership of his party a few years ago, to his party's detriment, I suggest (as a member of no political party). In the late 1960s and dreaming of being a pop star, young Alan got his girlfriend pregnant and did the decent thing by marrying her. Moving into a council house with his young family, Alan desperately needed a job and joined the Post Office as a...
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Autobiography
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by Laurie Lee
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5 part reading of Laurie Lee's sequel to "cider With Rosie", covering leaving home, living in London and finally walking through Spain, in the run up to the Civil War. A dramatised account of the tale can be found here:  https://archive.org/details/AsIWalkedOutOneMidsummerMorning The writing is quite magical and lyrical, as one would expect from a poet, but Tobias Menzies reading does not do the words justice.
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Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Autobiography
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by Anthony Trollope
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The fourth Trollope Barchester novel
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Anthony Trollope
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by Mike Walker
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The true story of the 1976 discovery of the deadly Ebola virus, in the jungle of Zaire. The arrival in Antwerp of a thermos flask containing the blood of a dead Belgian nun was the first step on a path that led a small group of virologists to discover the deadly disease Ebola. This drama tells the story of the risks taken by a young team of people, flown deep into the rain forest of Zaire, to study and fight the virus with only the most rudimentary of equipment. Narrated by one of that 1976...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Paul Sellars
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When a group of people meet on a back to work course they pool their various skills to steal a priceless Ming vase from an auction house and return it to its rightful owner. But just who is conning who in this action packed drama?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Play
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by Ben Macintyre
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55 years after he fled to the USSR, double agent Kim Philby, who nearly rose to the head of the British Secret Service, remains a compelling story. Ben Macintyre has a good track record in writing modern history and this makes for a good listen.
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Biography
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by Rob Gittins
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In the mid 1970's, Operation Julie was Britain's biggest ever drugs bust, in which £100 million worth of LSD was seized. The operation was huge and involved very many people, but this drama gives an account of the surveillance operation. Necessarily, a very edited account of the operation.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Val McDermid
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DCI Alma Blair and her team have previously appeared in the comedy crime dramas "Dead Weight": https://archive.org/details/DeadWeight_201809  and "Dead Pan"  https://archive.org/details/DeadPan I have now tracked down the first drama in the series "Dead Heading", in which a body is found in a burnt out shed. Nicely written with a wry sense of humour.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Crime Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Ray Bradbury
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When the first expedition to Mars mysteriously disappears, Earth sends a second to find out what happened. But the real mission is classified. And only Captain Wilder knows the truth.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Sci Fi, Saturday Play
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by Matthew Solon
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Two part drama suggested by the events of 2014/15, when a plot was discovered to take over schools in Birmingham and turn them into strict Muslim schools. A newly appointed head teacher starts work at Collington House, a fictional comprehensive, somewhere in Birmingham. The governors are moderate, well adjusted people, until the arrival of parent governor Mr Shah, a man with strict beliefs around what and was not appropriate for the school. The inevitable clash of cultures between the head...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Anthony Trollope
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Dr Thorne, the Third of the Barchester Chronicles
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Anthony Trollope
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by Richard Kerridge
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Richard Kerridge has always had a fascination with reptiles. His light hearted book looks at retiles and his relationship with them.
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Book of the Week
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by Various
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It seems extraordinary now, but in the years between the World Wars it was not uncommon to see sheep being grazed in the parks in central London. This fact is used as the basis for two, very different, short stories.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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A two part documentary looking at the work of the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic in Hammersmith, London - the largest and oldest in the world - to explore the condition of gender dysphoria - a sense of distress caused by a disjunction between biological sex and gender identity.
Topic: BBC Radio Documentary
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by Jeremy Front
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Full time drunk, occasional actor and unwilling part time sleuth Charles Paris (Bill Nighy) gets a part in a corporate video but the company's employees seem to have some lethal secrets.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Charles Paris
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by C J Sansom
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2 x 75 Minutes Dramatisation of the C J Sansom novel.  It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a discreet profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister – and a new assignment ... The secret of Greek Fire, the...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Thriller
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by Steve Waters
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An unusual drama documentary. In July 1944, with the most disastrous war in history in its death-throes, a secret meeting took place in a hotel deep in the forests of New Hampshire. Bankers and economists from over forty nations met to draw up a settlement to save the world economy and secure the peace. Everything depended on two men - John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White. Seen through the eyes of the main participants (including the eccentric Lady Keynes) this dive into big money and...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by William P Blatty
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You've seen the film (from behind the sofa, perhaps?) now listen to the radio adaptation of the book. Contains "very strong language".....
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Horror
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by Zosia Wand
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19 years ear;ier, while a group of teenagers were in a treehouse, one of their number fell to his death. 19 years later, the friends come back to the site of the tragedy tp discover what really happened that day.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Chris Harrald
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Series 3: The Knight's Cross Signal Problem - Ernest Bramagh;  A Snapshot - M. McDonnell Bodkin;  Seven, Seven, Seven - City - Julius Chambers; and The Moabite Cipher - R Austin Freeman
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Roy Smiles
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While holidaying on the island of Majorca in 1984,actor Richard Briers decided to visit the comic movie actor, and Briers' cousin, Terry-Thomas in his home on the other side of the island. The 73 year old Terry-Thomas has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for the past ten years. His memory is fading, his body deteriorating and the work has dried up. He lives in quiet seclusion with his adoring wife Belinda. He is delighted by the visit of 'young' Richard Briers, who he recognises from the...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play, Biography
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by Jenny Eclair
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Jenny Eclair is best known as a comedian and actress. She is however, also a very capable writer, as evidenced by her monologues "Little Lifetimes. In each of these, a female character narrates an episode of her life, in real time, which is intended to be, to some extent or another, a turning point in her life. The stories successfully meet that point where dark comedy meets poignancy, and each are wonderfully written. 1) Fifteen Minutes to Landing:  A couple experience severe turbulence...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
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by Hattie Naylor
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1669 -  It's a tense time in the Pepys household. As we know from the last nine years of his diary, Sam has often had dalliances with other women, unbeknown to his wife Elizabeth. Her ignorance of his behaviour came to an abrupt end last October when she walked in on him in a compromising position with the maid, Debs Willet. This discovery has put a huge strain on their marriage. Almost deranged by suspicion and jealousy, Elizabeth forbids Sam to leave the house unless he is accompanied at all...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Samuel Pepys, 15 Minute Drama
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Ten part reading of the classic Holmes novel, read by Sir Ian McKellern.
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Sherlock Holmes
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by Avin Shah
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This drama, although fictional, is based upon the letters and diaries of men who served in World War One on the western front with the British Indian Army. For more details about the play and the underlying project, see  http://trenchindians.com/subterranean-sepoys-play/#sthash.CjW4yRdG.dpbs
Topics: Radio Drama, World War One
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by Anita Sullivan
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It's 2020 and the bees are nearly all gone. Human beings might be next. Robotics expert, Deborah, builds artificial bees in order to help pollinate fruit trees across the world - real bees having been driven to the brink of extinction. But then a strange phenomenon strikes mankind - people start getting lost. It happens slowly, people lose their way, forget where they are. But before long society starts to crumble. Deborah must fight her way across an apocalyptic Britain and find her way back...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Julie Mayhew
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Dramatisation of the novel. May 1749. Grainger's travelling fair develops an astonishing new act, care of Sebastian Fox and his 'electrickery'. In the courtyard of a country tavern, Mr Francis P Grainger displays the wonders of his menagerie - animal and human. Mim is the illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic lady and her black slave, and she's been raised by Grainger since she was a baby. But now her mistress, Hildy 'the Hog-Faced Lady', has run away to London, Mim needs to find her own act.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Amelia Bullmore
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5 x 15 Mins A teenager's body is found hanging in a wood. DCI Craven investigates, but also has problems closer to home.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, 15 Minute Drama
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by Sebastian Baczkiewicz;
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Heathrow is Europe's busiest airport with 190,000 visitors each day. It is also the setting of a conspicuously large number of ghost stories. On Runway 1 there have been recurring sightings of a wandering man wearing a pin-striped suit and bowler hat, dating back to the 1948 DCS Dakota plane crash, Heathrow's first major air incident. Based on original research interviews, Ghosts of Heathrow draws on this and other pieces of local folklore to create a psychic adventure set in and around the...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by James Maw & Tim Sullivan
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Not to be confused with the American comic strip character, Archie Andrews was a hugely popular ventriloquist's doll in 1940's and 50's Britain, particularly on radio (yes - really!). Archie would appear with his "friend" Peter Brough . Brough made a fortune from Archie, including from spin off toys, but one day, Brough put Archie in a cupboard and never took him about again, the puppet only being taken out of storage after Brough's death. This play looks at the relationships between...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play, Factual Drama, Archie Andrews
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by Colin Bytheway
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Between 1914 and 1918, Parisian Henri Désiré Landru proposed to ten women. Always the same method, always the same hideous outcome: The lonely hearts advertisement, the courtship, the proposal, the opening of a joint bank account. Then a trip to his country house. He always bought a return ticket for himself, but never his companions. As they were not returning. They were murdered, dismembered and burned in his kitchen stove. This is his story. Sort of...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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Based upon real events and Winston Churchill's early life as an army officer. The year is 1897 and news is just reaching London that Islamic insurgents are causing havoc in the mountainous border between British India and Afghanistan.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Agatha Christie
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Three part dramatisation of the Agatha Christie story. Can death be brought about by remote control? Mark Easterbrooke discovers that black magic can induce terrifying events. For the 1993 version, see: https://archive.org/details/PaleHorseTheSNT
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Caroline & David Stafford
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A play based on a real event. In 1968 Willie Rushton brought Tony Hancock's ashes back to Britain from Australia. This play imagines what might have happened behind the scenes…….
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Philip Pullman
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5 re-telling of classic Grimm fairy tales, written by Philip Pullman
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Ed Harris
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5 part comedy sci fi drama series. Ambassador B should be inspecting minor planets of far-away suns for the peaceful Interplanetary Commonwealth. Instead, her recorded reports reveal that she is veering off-course, pursuing a vendetta and bringing anything but peace.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, 15 Minute Drama
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by Hugh Costello
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Irish government official and secret British agent, Francis Byrne, must act fast to encourage resistance and prevent Ireland from becoming a launch pad for a Nazi invasion of Britain. But at what cost to the Irish people, and to his own loved ones? Inspired by a recently discovered documents confirming Hitler's wartime plans to invade Ireland, and using both fictional and real characters, Desecration is a powerful counter-factual drama. It imagines how the first few days of such an invasion...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by John Mortimer
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Benedict Cumberbatch takes another great job of the "young" Rumpole. After a legal ball in the Savoy Hotel, Rumpole and Hilda argue about Rumpole's drunken behaviour in front of Mr Justice Gwent-Evans. Rumpole can take no more of his wife and jumps out of their taxi. He intends to spend the night in chambers but finds Erskine-Brown in Equity Court, with Phillida Trant, "working late". Rumpole asks Phillida to help him with the defence of Hugo Lutterworth, who's accused of...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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While Bella has been walking across the Sahara, Bill has been humiliating himself.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama